15th FAPA Bureau (2019-2022)

Yolanda R. Robles, PhD

Country: Philippines

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

 

Position & Association Affiliation:     

  • President, Philippine Pharmacist Association (PPhA) (2015-2021)
  • Former President and now Honorary Advisor of the Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy (AASP)
  • Former Country Chair and former President of the Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Council Member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
  • Member of the PRC Continuing Professional Development Council for pharmacy
  • Vice-Chair of the Coalition for Safe Medicines, an advocacy group supporting the FDA against Counterfeit Medicines.
  • Member of the National Formulary Committee that served Philippine Department of Health (2006-2010)
  • President of the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP) (2004-2006)
  • Member of the DOH Advisory Council, National Antibiotic Guidelines Committee, National AMS Steering Committee, and the National Mental Health Technical Working Group that prepared the pharmacotherapeutic guidelines and formulary for mental health

 

Educational Background:

  • Masters and PhD in Pharmacy (University of Tasmania in Australia)
  • S. Pharmacy degree (University of the Philippines)

 

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
Various pharmacy services in both community and hospital practice Training consultant, module developer, and facilitator
Nov 2007-Dec 2010 MedExpress and Manson Drugstores Director
College of Pharmacy, University of the Philippines Professor
2001-2007 UP College of Pharmacy Dean
2007 Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee in Pharmacy Education Chair
TESDA Pharmacy Services National Certificate III Lead technical experts

Awards:

  • Ishidate Award as Outstanding Pharmacist in Pharmacy Education (Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations)
  • Excellence Award in Education (UP Manila Centennial)
  • 2016 Most Outstanding Professional in Pharmacy Award (Professional Regulation Commission)

 

Joseph Wang

Country: Taiwan

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

Position & Association Affiliation:     

  • Pharmaceutical Society of Taiwan
  • Immediate Past President, Federation of Asian Pharmacist Associations (2019-2026)
  • President, Federation of Asian Pharmacist Associations (2015-2018)
  • President, FAPA Foundation
  • President, Taipei Pharmacist Association
  • President, Taipei Medical University Alumni
  • President, Alumni of School of Pharmacy TMU
  • President, Foundation of Taipei Medical University School of Pharmacy Alumni
  • President, Fu Jin Community Development Association

 

Educational Background:

  • S. Pharmacy degree (Taipei Medical University School of Pharmacy)

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
Fu Jin Li, Songshan District, Taipei City Government Chief
Yes Chain Pharmacy President

Jack Shen Lim

Country: Malaysia

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

 

Position & Association Affiliation:   

  • Honourary Treasurer, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society

 

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

 

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
2003 – 2005 Western Health, Melbourne, Australia Trainee Pharmacist; Pharmacist
2006 – 2009 Nutrition International Company (Asia) Manager (Medical Affairs)
2009 – 2011 MOH Group of Companies Pharmacist / Director
2011 – Present Berjaya Corporation Berhad Senior Manager; Asst. General Manager
2013 – 2016 Cosway (M) Sdn. Bhd. Head of Pharmacy
2016 – Present Berjaya Pharmacy Sdn. Bhd Asst. General Manager (Pharmacy)

Awards:

  • 2011, Most Promising Young Pharmacist Award, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society

 

Shigeo Yamamura, Ph.D

Country: Japan

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

 

Position & Association Affiliation:

  • Japan Pharmaceutical Association

 

Educational Background:

  • Degree of Ph.D (Chiba University, Thesis entitled: “Evaluation of Crystallite Orientation in Tablets by the X-Ray Diffraction Methods”)
  • Degree of Bachelor in Pharmacy (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University 1975-1979)

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
Global Pharmacy Observatory of FIP Advisory Committee
Canadian Pharmacists Journal  

International Editor

 

2007– Current Department of Biostatistics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai International University Professor
1995-2007 Department of Drug Informatics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University Associate Professor
1980-1995 Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University Research Associate
1979 Development Department of Takata, Pharmaceuticals, Co

Seok Goo Chang

Country: South Korea

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

 

Position & Association Affiliation:     

  • Korea Pharmaceutical Association

Educational Background:

  • S. Pharmacy (Chungbuk National University)
  • MBA (Korea University)

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
2008- Present Flesin Korea Co., Ltd CEO/President
2016- Present Boston Pharma Consultant
2013- 2015 Korea Institute of Pharmaceutical Policy Affairs President
2013- 2016 Kyungdongsa Co., Ltd CEO/Chairman
2002- 2008 IMS Health CEO/President
1994-2002 Hanok Aventis Executive Director

Awards:

  • 2004 and 2007: Summit Award, IMS Health
  • 2016: Minister’s Award, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea

Teera Chakajnarodom

Country: Thailand

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

 

Position & Association Affiliation:     

  • President of the Pharmaceutical Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage (2019-2022)
  • Former President of the Pharmaceutical Industry Association (Thailand)
  • Board Director and Past President of the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Association (PReMA) (2005-2015)
  • President of the Pharmaceutical Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage (2007-2012)
  • Former Chair of the Samaritans of Thailand (2007-2012)
  • Former President of SEARPharm Forum (2008-2010), an FIP-WHO Regional Pharmaceutical Forum at South East Asia Regional level

 

Educational Background:

  • Master of Management and Business Administration degree (Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (GIBA) of Chulalongkorn University)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy (Mahidol University)

 

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
Present DKLL Ltd. Consultant
2012-2015 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Burapha University Associate Dean
1972 Roche Thailand at Diethelm & Co.,Ltd Medical Representative
Faculty of Pharmacy, Ubon Ratchathani niversity in Ubon Ratchathani Regular Guest Lecturer
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University in Phitsanoluk Regular Guest Lecturer
Faculty of Pharmacy, Rangsit University in Pathumthani Regular Guest Lecturer
Faculty of Pharmacy, Srinakarinwirot University, Ongkharak Campus Regular Guest Lecturer

Awards:

  • Certificate in Integrated Marketing for Asia-Pacific Companies (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)
  • Certificate in Leadership Program (INSEAD, Singapore)
  • Mahidol Thayakorn Recipient in Pharmacy Profession in 2011 (Mahidol University Alumni Association)
  • Ratanobon Award Recipient in academic contribution 2014 (Ubon Ratchathani University)

Irene Quay Siew Ching

Country: Singapore

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

 

Position & Association Affiliation:     

  • President, Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore

 

Educational Background:

  • Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership (SMU-Singhealth)
  • Certification as Enterprise-wide Risk Manager and Diploma in Enterprise Risk Planning and Management (ARIMI Asia Risk Management Institute)
  • US Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist Specialist (BCOP) exam (American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP))
  • Master in Health Service Management (Flinders University)
  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) Degree (National University of Singapore)

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
Oct 2018 to March 2021 Parliament Office, Singapore Nominated Member of Parliament
March 2006 – Current KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) Assistant Director, Allied Health Office and Head, Pharmacy KKH
Mar 2003 – Feb 2006 NUH Cancer Centre

National University Hospital (NUH)

Senior Pharmacist

 

Jul 1998 – Feb 2003 KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) Senior Pharmacist,

Sectional in-charge for Women’s Retail Pharmacy

Head of Oncology/TPN

June 1997 – June 1998 Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Pre-registration pharmacist
May 1996 – Jun 1996 Guardian Pharmacy Pharmacy assistant (Vacation job)

Awards:

  • PS21 (Public Service) Excel Innovation Champion Gold Award 2016
  • National Day Commendation award 2016
  • KKH Pharmacy Outpatient Pharmacy Automation project and awards obtained:
    • Hospital Management Asia 2015: Innovations in Healthcare IT Category, Gold award, held in Myanmar
    • Singapore Healthcare Management Congress 2015: Service Quality Category, First prize for poster presentation
    • HIMSS-Elsevier ICT Innovation award 2015
    • SiFT 2015 Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector) Silver award
    • Asia Pacific ICT Alliance award 2015, Sri Lanka, Merit award
    • Singapore Health Quality award: Merit team award
  • Singhealth Allied Health Innovative award 2016
  • Excellence in Public Service award for Best Practice: Service delivery 2016
  • Dover Park Hospice “Outstanding Volunteer Group Award”, Dec 2010
  • The Courage Fund: MOH Humanity Award 2009
  • Prof Lucy Wan Outstanding Pharmacist Award 2002 at the 15th Singapore Pharmacy Congress
  • KKH Allied Health Specialties “ Outstanding Professional Award of the Year 2001”

Christine Aileen Ching Benosa

Country: Philippines

Contact: fapaasiahq@gmail.com

Position & Association Affiliation:     

  • Secretary General, Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (2019-2022)
  • Executive Secretary, Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (2015-2018)
  • President, Young Pharmacist Group (YPG) Philippines (2016-2018)
  • Chairperson, Membership Committee, Philippine Pharmacist Association (2016-2018)
  • Vice President, Young Pharmacist Group (YPG) Philippines (2015-2016)
  • Chairperson, Ways and Means Committee, Young Pharmacist Group (YPG) Philippines (2013-2014)

Educational Background:

  • PhD in Health Sciences by Research – (University of the Philippines – Manila) [on-going]
  • Master in Public Health – Health Policy and Administration Track (University of the Philippines – Manila) [2013]
  • B.S. Pharmacy Degree (University of the Philippines – Manila) [2010]

Work History:

Period Organisation Designation
2018-Present Health Care Quality and Patient Safety, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila Research Associate
November 2013 – December 2016 Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of the Philippines Manila Assistant Professor I
July 2010 – November 2013 Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy,

University of the Philippines Manila

Instructor II
Other previous engagements (Research Consultancy and Project Coordination) Department of Health (DOH)
 

 

Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) Philippines
World Health Organization (WHO)

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